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Old 06-08-2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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Can I put anything in my window well to mask that musty smell? It doesn't permeate the entire basement, only right by the window.

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Take out any organic matter and put down a layer of pebbles. Maybe an air freshener.
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Take out any organic matter and put down a layer of pebbles. Maybe an air freshener.
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I was thinking that too. I don't have any organic matter there, only dirt (and some moss). Should I remove some of the dirt? What would be a good air freshener that would last a long time? I assume it should be made of plastic and contain no paper labels. I'll take some pics of it today hopefully and post them.

By the way, what type of contractor would be able to replace my window well with a new one? Mine is the old metal type and looks rusty in places.

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Your landscaper could do it. It's just a hole in the ground, nothing that requires any skill.
Do you have a sprinkler system that might be contributing water in the immediate area? Might want to readjust heads or reduce water frequecy to see if that reduces the problem. Maybe prune back some vegetation and get some air circulation and light in the area.
I have no idea about the air freshener. I was thinking about something more natural. Maybe your garden center might have an idea.
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